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Valentine’s Day Date Nights in Brighton

Maisy Farren

Nothing splits opinions quite like the celebration of Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re flying solo or committed to a partner, Valentine’s Day is still an excellent opportunity to show the people around you a lil bit of love. Check out our guide of what to do in Brighton. 

For the film fans
Forget The Notebook, classic film fans will adore a trip to Wagner Hall to catch the classic film Bonnie and Clyde. This 1967 film is the original tale of doomed lovers, perfect for those less keen on a gushy rom coms and films starring Ryan Gosling. Your ticket includes drinks, popcorn and a commemorative Bonnie and Clyde poster – the perfect souvenir from a lovely date! 
Bonne and Clyde at Wagner Hall takes place on 14 February at 7.45pm. Click here for tickets. 
Want to see something completely new? Brighton Film Club are hosting a selection of short films about love (and heartbreak) at The Rose Hill on 16 February. The top 10 romantic (and heart-breaking) modern love stories will be played out on stage, accompanied by an unlimited selection of free popcorn! Stick around later on to unwind with a drink and some classic love songs – a totally chilled Sunday evening event! 
Brighton Film Club – Love at The Rose Hill takes place on 16 February at 7pm. Click here for tickets. 

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For the theatre fans 
There’s a reason horror films are perfect for date nights – pretending to be scared and curling up into your partner’s arms is the perfect opportunity to kick off the flirting. Over Valentine’s Day weekend Theatre Royal is presenting Ghost Stories, a live action horror story that’ll leave you desperately seeking comfort. Check out our review from when we saw it in London and pick up tickets yourself. This isn’t recommended for total scaredy cats however – crying on a first date is NOT a good look. 
Ghost Stories at Theatre Royal takes place 11-15 February at various times. Click here for tickets. 
For the foodies 
If you haven’t yet had chance to try out the British Airways i360 then hold out and wait till Valentine’s Day, enjoying a luxury three-course meal in the sky whilst enjoying a far-reaching view over East Sussex. You’ll take three flights on the popular tourist attraction, sitting down to a fresh course on each and relaxing in the wonderfully decorated observation pod with a bottle of wine. 
Valentine’s Day Sky Dining at the i360 takes place 14 February at 7pm. Click here for tickets. 
If spending upwards of £100 for ONE meal out sounds absolutely abhorrent to you then check out Couples Cook – Wine & Dine for Valentines. This unique date night (which costs £160 for two people) gives you the chance to make your own three-course meal, giving you a delicious sit-down dinner andcooking skills that’ll last a lifetime! You’ll get bottomless bubbly throughout the evening, all ingredients provided and expert tutoring in how to make three delicious courses. The best bit? You won’t be left bickering about who does the washing up! 
Couples Cook – Wine & Dine for Valentines at Brighton Cookery School takes place 14 February at 5.30pm. Click here for tickets. 

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For those only celebrating Galentine’s Day 
If Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday night, then it’s only fair for you to go out and party. Enjoy the Gal Pals: Gal Palentine’s party at Komedia on 14 February, whether you’re heading down with your gang of best gals or simply heading down for a boogie with your girlfriend. This queer friendly party space welcomes everyone for a celebration of love, care and affection! 
Gal Pals: Gal Palentine’s at Komedia takes place 14 February at 11pm. Click here for tickets. 

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